Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Prediction
Is the under a good play for bettors tonight when Virginia takes on Pittsburgh at 9:00PM ET in the second round of the ACC Tournament?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are now 9-point favorites over the Panthers after opening as a 9.5-point favorite. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 119 after opening at just 119.5.
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Pittsburgh has reached the second round after knocking off Georgia Tech 61-59. The Panthers failed to cover as a 2.5-point favorite and have now lost four consecutive games at the betting window. The last time they covered came in a 63-59 loss at Wake Forest when they were a seven-point underdog.
Following a four-game losing streak that consisted of losses at Virginia Tech, against Duke, at North Carolina and versus Miami, the Cavaliers found themselves down the stretch of the regular season. They crushed the Wolf Pack 70-55 at N.C. State as a 6.5-point road favorite, then held the Tar Heels to 43 total points in a 53-43 victory as a home underdog. In their season finable, the Cavaliers also knocked off Pittsburgh 67-42 as an 11-point home favorite to finish the regular season 3-0 both SU and ATS.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 34-16-1 in the Cavaliers' last 51 games overall. The under is also 10-1-1 in their last 12 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game and has cashed in 23 of their last 32 conference games, with one push. On the other side, the under is a perfect 7-0 in the Panthers' last seven games overall, is 6-0 in their last six games coming off an ATS loss, and is 16-6 in their last 22 games following a victory.
ACC TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH/VIRGINIA UNDER 119